South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue’s Hussain Ibrahim, visited local ESOL classes at the Vestry Hall in June to show residents the dangers of fires at home.
Every Year many people die as a result of fire accidents. So it is important to take safety measures to reduce the chances of fire accidents occurring in your home.
There are many things you can do. Firstly it is important to check your smoke alarms regularly. Smoke alarms are very important as they detect smoke quickly and give early warning to you and your family. You should test the smoke alarm once a week and change the battery once a year.
Secondly you should come up with a fire action plan. In the plan you should choose the best escape route and an alternative route just in case the first route is blocked. Also make sure everyone knows where the house/window keys are and choose a room to wait for fire service if both escape routes are blocked.
Finally before going to bed check the escape routes are clear and check that cookers/washing machines/heaters/fires are all turned off. Also unplug all electrical appliances and make sure internal doors are locked.
For a free Home fire Safety Rick Assessment contact 253 2314. The Fire Service will check your home and fit smoke alarms if they are needed.